our first experience of the work of the designers republic was through the stunning record sleeve artwork of pop will eat itself back in the mid-nineties. since then they’ve continued to produce nail-bitingly original work for the likes of warp records, the wipeout video game series & nine inch nails. however equally important is their attitude toward the world of commercial design and the background from which they come. it’s for all these reasons combined that they remain one of the very few design outfits that we here at (v) take seriously at all.
so it’s no great surprise then that we were greatly saddened to hear of their recent demise (though rumour has it they will be rising again!).
please read the following article recently dusted off by the smart fellows at creative review. it’s from 2001 and gives you a very good idea of why these guys should probably be taken more seriously than just about anyone else out there: